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Part 2: Research-Industry Engagement: (Not Always) Love at First Sight
Last newsletter, I covered “relevance” and, now that you have it, put it away – for the moment. Relevance only gave you an indication of who to engage with, not what to engage them on. You’ll need it later but only after you’ve built trust.
The Maister, Green and Galford book “The Trusted Advisor” is an excellent read. At its heart is the trust equation, where:
Trust = Credibility + Reliability + Intimacy
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CRCs a Meeting of Minds
The CRC Program has recently featured in the recent Engineers Australia magazine, in an article titled “CRCs a bridge to engineering innovation”. If you would like to read the article download the PDF here.
Part 1: Research-Industry Engagement: (Not Always) Love at First Sight
My experiences have given me an insight into the value of education and research to business and industry, but also some of the challenges of successful engagement.
Given that this is an article for the CRC Association Newsletter, I’ll refer to CRCs but I use the same approach for any service-based organisation.
CRCs, the good news is that industry needs you. The bad news is that many don’t know it yet.
Our local industries need to build global quality and scale, requiring a continuous stream of knowledge. CRCs are not only knowledge-rich but also generators of new knowledge. So why doesn’t industry always beat a path to your door?
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Innovating With Asia Conference
The CRC Association’s Conference, Innovating with Asia 2014, will be held on 20th to the 21st of May in Western Australia at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The conference will look outwards and examine the world’s best practice and innovations from the fastest growing economies.
The featured speakers for the event will include Peggy Liu, Chairperson for JUCCE, a non-profit organisation dedicated to accelerating the greening of China, Thomas Barlow, CEO of Thomas Barlow Advisory Services, and author of Between The Eagle And The Dragon, Professor Thomas Allen, Emeritus Professor of Organization Studies at MIT Sloan School of Management, who developed the communication theory, know as the Allen Curve and Madani Sahari of the Malaysian Auto Institute.
Registrations will be open soon.
So You Want to Meet with the Minister’s Office?
Well, the new Government has been elected, new Ministers sworn in, advisers appointed and the new Parliament will sit next month. Before you reach for the phone to arrange a meeting with a Minister’s office, here’s a few things to consider.
1. The Purpose of the Meeting
A Minister’s office is a busy place, particularly during Parliamentary sitting weeks when everyone descends on Canberra. Aim for meetings of 15-20 minutes with a short prepared agenda outlining what you want to discuss.
Your aim is to build a relationship not make a…
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Sheep CRC featured on Landline
The Sheep CRC has recently been featured on landline showing off their Wool Research Program. The piece features their two new innovative instruments, The Wool ComforMeter and Wool HandleMeter, used to measure the next-to-skin comfort of wool. If you missed the program click here.
CRC Association Magazine
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Macfarlane Minister to Extraordinary Response
Although details are yet to be finalised, Ian Macfarlane the Member for Groom in Queensland will be responsible for science and innovation in the Abbott Government.
As the Prime Minister-elect made his announcement yesterday, social media exploded with concern that “science” was not included in the title of any Minister. Similar reactions were seen in other areas in response to what Tony Abbott termed “title deflation” but perhaps the prominence of scientists on Twitter amplified the response. ABC’s PM program and a number of this morning’s newspapers have run “who will scientists call?” stories.
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Round 16 Shortlist Announcement
- Advanced Manufacturing CRC
- Cancer Therapeutics Cooperative Research Centre
- Capital Markets CRC
- The CRC for Cyber Security (CyberCRC)
- CRC for Increasing Agricultural Soil Productivity
- CRC for Sheep Industry Innovation
- Data to Decisions CRC
- The Hearing CRC
- Manufacturing Industry Innovation CRC
- Rail Manufacturing CRC
- Space Environment Management CRC
- Wildlife Biodiversity Cooperative Research Centre
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New Career Planning Tool for CRC Researchers
All researchers from CRC Association members now have access to the ‘gold standard’ career planning tool. Developed by Vitae for the UK Research Councils and now endorsed by the European Union, the Research Development Framework (RDF) Planner gives researchers a powerful tool to gain insight into their career development. READ MORE >>>